Ms. Caitlin McClure teaches 4th grade. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Cal State University Northridge. In college, Ms. McClure intended to become a marine biologist. After instructing students on field trips about marine life and sustainability at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, she realized that she wanted to be an elementary school teacher.
As a child, Ms. McClure spent summers in the forest, camping, hiking, backpacking, reading and exploring nature. She has retained these interests as an adult, in addition to biking and surfing. She also enjoys going to movies and socializing with friends and family.
Ms. McClure previously taught a 4th/5th grade class at another LAUSD community school. Prior to that, she was a student teacher in a class where over half of the class was identified as gifted. She took the lead in differentiating the curriculum to meet the students’ academic needs. She also student taught in a non-traditional Kindergarten class, and previously spent many hours volunteering at Braddock.
Ms. McClure enjoys providing a rigorous, enriched and creative program for her students. One of her goals is to get to know each child, as an individual, so she can better teach directly toward his/her strengths and weaknesses.